The Sassy Southerner wrote a post Testing Window Live Writer. She ran into a little confusion concerning setting the publish date, so I thought I would write a post to clarify the functionality of this option.
Set publish date allows you to set the date of your post. If you are writing a post that you want to appear immediately after you click publish, then you don’t need to set a publish date. Set publish date is used to write a post that you want to appear in the future. Set publish date is located at the lower right below the content area.
You are going to be gone a day or two, and you don’t want your readers to miss one day of your blogging goodness. You can write a couple of posts early, and then use the Set publish date to have the posts appear on your blog over the next few days.
I tend to write my posts late at night, and then use Set publish date have them post at 6:00 am the next morning. To set a publish date:
- Click the Set publish date drop-down arrow.
- Select the date on the calendar
- Select the time, and don’t forget to put in AM or PM as appropriate.
- Verify the date / time of the post on your blogging platform.
Setting the publish date is an excellent way to write a post to appear later and is just another reason to use Windows Live Writer.